Senior Automation Project Engineer, Open to flexible working

Barnard Castle, Durham
10 Jan 2021
22 Jan 2021
Contract Type

We are currently looking to recruit a Senior Automation Controls Project Engineer at GSK's Zinnat Supply Chain (ZSC) Secondary Site located in Barnard Castle. This is a fantastic opportunity to utilise your knowledge, experience and leadership skills and develop your expertise within a world leading pharmaceutical company.

Our ZSC facility is a key secondary manufacturing site within the GSK network, bringing medicines to people all over the world at the right quality and the right price. At ZSC, we proudly manufacture Cephalosporins, antibiotics that fight infectious diseases.

As a Senior Automation Controls Project Engineer you will:

  • Manage or deliver the automation aspects of site Capital Projects to the agreed scope of works, timescales and cost.
  • Responsible for co-ordinating all computer validation/automation activities from implementation to handover to the client.
  • Focus effort to ensure maximum benefit to the organisation. Initiate and support cross business learning, collaboration and teamwork.
  • To provide control and automation support to the wider maintenance team during day to day issues.
  • To support the development of C&A skills with the maintenance team

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Overall responsibilities for ensuring the automation aspects of Capital Projects are effectively delivered to meet agreed time, cost, and quality standards for customer satisfaction.
  • Manage a wide variety of projects which will involve various disciplines from equipment, automation, services/utilities and buildings/civils. Manage or be a team member of internal multi-disciplined project teams.
  • Provide technical expertise in controls and automation.
  • Manage a number of multi-disciplined projects.
  • Demonstrate leadership.
  • Follow site Project Management processes.
  • Work with client and project team members to develop proposals.
  • Ensure all GSK and site specifications are complied with.
  • Plan, organise and control works.
  • Control and manage costs.
  • Appraise engineering proposals.
  • Management of internal resource and external contractor.
  • Ensure safe working practices are always employed, including CDM.
  • Produce a high-quality product or output.
  • Handover to the client a project as agreed.
  • Make timely decisions.

CLOSING DATE for applications: Friday 22nd January

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Why You?

Required Qualifications and experience:

  • Engineer with a minimum HNC or equivalent.
  • Expertise in at least one project area; pharma equipment or utilities or construction.
  • Experience in process automation i.e. PLC/SCADA/HMI highly desirable.
  • Sound knowledge of networking and IT/IoT concepts.
  • Good understanding of quality management systems, lifecycle management, change control and Good Automation Practices within highly regulated environments.
  • Sense of Urgency/Decision making.
  • Good planning and communication skills and deliver projects to achieve Business requirements.
  • Development self and others/coaching.
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Company Details:

At GSK, we're a company with a special purpose, to help people do more feel better and live longer. Realising our purpose starts with us. When we feel at our best, we perform at our best.

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Together we build an environment where we can all thrive and focus on what matters most to each of us. It is only through the energy, dedication, drive and passion of all of us that we can be the very best for GSK, and importantly, for our patients and consumers.

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers. As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

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